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Eagle News 11/15/2021

By November 16, 2021Newsletters, Uncategorized
Candlelight Coin Drive Week
It is Candlelight School Coin Drive Week! This will be Alpine Elementary’s 11th year helping provide meals for children at our sister school in Nairobi, Kenya. More than 650 students attend Candlelight School, and nearly all of them are orphans or children living on the streets. They receive their only meal of the day at school. Our Coin Drive donations directly fund their lunch program for the year. See the attachments to learn more about the Candlelight School.
Friday—Any amount of money
Here are the total amounts that our annual Coin Drive has raised for the Candlelight School in previous years. This week, we would love to exceed last year’s $11,000 total contributions!
2016-17     $7,500
2017-18     $8,245
2018-19     $9,170
2019-20     $10,410
2020-21     $11,000
Veterans Day Celebration
I hope your students came home and told you about the very touching and powerful Veterans Day celebration we had on November 11. Thank you to librarian, Paula Ruesch, and Assistant Librarian, Janece Thompson, for suggesting a Veterans Day ceremony that included members of Mrs. Thompson’s bagpipe band! What a powerful and touching way to remember Veterans both present and past. It was an honor to have one of our parents, Paul Blackham, a military helicopter pilot, join our parade. And Student Council officers, Daniel Snow and Max Bergquist, did a great job of carrying our country’s flag! As I walked behind the flag, the bagpipe band, and Mr. Blackham, I saw several adults with tears in their eyes, touched by the bagpipe tribute to Veterans. Not going to lie, I cried through the entire parade!
PTA News
  • Spirit Night this Friday to Support Candlelight School – This Friday, Nov. 16, (all day!) stop into Yummy Ice Cream Emporium in Highland as another way to support the Candlelight School. 25% of proceeds will go directly to the Candlelight School Coin Drive. Plus you get delicious ice cream, so it’s a win-win right there!
  • Junior Achievement Helpers – The PTA is looking for volunteers to help organize the Junior Achievement program at Alpine. Junior Achievement is a global nonprofit with a mission to help develop business, financial, and entrepreneurial skills to elementary-age children. The opportunity to interact in your child’s class is fun and educational while allowing for flexibility for volunteers in scheduling and presentation. Contact Dana Fong at 385-770-0897 with any questions. If you would be interested in helping with this amazing program, please sign up here.
  • Reflections Awards Lunch – On November 15 at 11:40 am, there will be an Awards Lunch in the library for all the students who participated in Reflections.
  • Follow Us on Social Media – If you haven’t yet, follow our awesome Alpine Elementary PTA on social media. FB and IG are great places to stay up to date on all the fun happenings at our school! Insta: @alpineelementarypta and Facebook: Alpine Elementary PTA
School Community Council Meeting
The Alpine Elementary School Community Council will be meeting on Thursday, November 18, 9:30 – 10:30 am in our Conference Room.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, November 12. Teachers nominate students who are consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Being Respectful, Responsible and Ready to learn. Congratulations, Students of the Week!
Emma Asper-4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Brooklyn Barnes-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Blake Benson-5th grade, Mr. Horan
Connor Campbell-3rd grade, Mrs Chen
Austin Cann-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Pearl Cluff-5th grade, Mrs. Menssen
Allie Gardner-4th grade, Mrs .Vipperman
Joshua Goodfellow-3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Ari Ingo-6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Xoriyah Inoa-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Truitt Joseph-3rd grade, Mrs. Chen
Collins Nelson-3rd grade, Mrs. Chen
Anna Packer-5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Jacob Pusey-4th grade, Ms. Moore
Saylor Reeve-6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Will Topham-1st grade, Mrs. Jin
Outside the Principal’s Office
A third consecutive beautiful fall weekend!  Friday night, Laura and I watched LPHS beat Skyridge in a 6A semifinal football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus. Several Lone Peak players are former Alpine Elementary students. So fun to see those boys earn their way into a state championship game on Friday afternoon against Corner Canyon!
A bike ride, yard work and going to two grandsons’ basketball games filled my Saturday. I hope you all were able to get outside and enjoy the beauties of this wonderful place that we call home!
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary